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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
ND Teamsters pin hopes on legislation to save pensions
Jan Murtha taking over as Dickinson city attorney
Blotter: Multiple potential overdoses reported over the weekend
Hoeven speaks to cabin owners about Jamestown Reservoir bill
crime and courts
nation and world
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
N.D. leads country in job creation among women-owned businesses, report says
Walmart reps, Gov. Burgum highlight Fargo sunflower butter company
place a business brief
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
Iron Eyes to ask for necessity defense in Dakota Access case
Is new Line 3 needed? A look at the law, PUC’s impending decision
The EPA is targeting ethanol subsidies, rankling Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley
UND petroleum program gears up despite industry downturn
My honest list of thanks
Sending warm thoughts to veterans; women make patriotic quilts
'A Magical Medora Christmas' on the road: show includes stops at Dickinson and Medora
Celebrate 'Roaring Twenties' at Yuletyme
Let the countdown begin: Advent calendars symbolize time of anticipation
Midgets stumble in season opener
Paul Miller remains NDSU's point guard
UND cruises past Division III foe after big games
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
Former DHS football player earns MIAC honorable mention
Commentary: News conjures ghost of Bill Langer
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Commentary: Sophia Wilansky got hurt because the #NoDAPL movement used violence as a tactic
Richard "Dick" Zalesky
Donald & Angela
Business going well at Bowman Lodge and Convention Center
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
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November 26, 2013
Bakken: A TV show made for me
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. Bakken, in Norwegian, means “the hill.” My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. We don’t have a Lena on our family tree, but there’s a Sven or two. I also have the complexion of a Norwegian,...
November 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 8, 2013
Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn't even count the cost of prom. The study's precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old's...
October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
September 20, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding
Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. My ticker never would have stood up to the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 15, 2013
Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day
There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. I'm...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being
The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. The most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked North Dakota as the 19th happiest state, based on interviews with residents. A year earlier, the Roughrider State was...
August 27, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 8, 2013
Bakken: Another take on the news
No news is good news. Most news is bad news. And, news happens when man bites dog, not when dog bites man. There's a fourth way of defining news. My way.
August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard
Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it's usually not a summer vacation destination spot. It was this summer, however, for Bob and Jen Westerfield and their family, including 5-year-old twins Ben and Boyd and 3-year-old Elle. The Dayton, Ohio, family spent 42 road...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore
A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. South Dakotans likely are not happy about this development, given the stone presidents are their biggest tourist attraction. But Chuck Haga, fellow Herald curmudgeon and my newsroom cubicle next-door neighbor,...
July 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco
Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. That isn't necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however. Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in Griggs County, passed a tobacco ban in...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about
We're coming. We're coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Those footsteps you hear are from North Dakotans. According to recently released U.S. Census figures, Minnesota's population grew by only 1.4 percent from 2010 to 2012. Meanwhile, North Dakota's population grew by 4 percent in the...
March 20, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 14, 2012
Bakken: They're the UND 'team to be named later'
GRAND FORKS -- Recently, some University of North Dakota athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used "Green and White" to refer to the university's athletes. One word of free advice from the crusty former sports scribe: Don't. Let the scab heal. Some...
November 14, 2012 - 12:14am